"Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Barbara Kingsolver on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Barbara Kingsolver on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Barbara Kingsolver on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Barbara Kingsolver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Barbara Kingsolver on Winston Churchill
"People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around."
"I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. And living on the border between Mexico and the U.S. for so many years gave me a lot of insight into that."
"I can count all the ways in which being a mother has enriched my understanding of the world, of character, my sense of the future and my attachment to it. I can't imagine what kind of writer I'd be if I didn't have my kids."
"There's always a part of your nation's history that you haven't been told that... has a powerful impact on how you yourself may behave and may believe."
"At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted."